Mild Toxic Waste: Malaysian Women’s Television Programs

As I count the hours to the day I return to Malaysia, I'm compiling my notes and thoughts for a small research project on media images of women in the capital. But I've already started collecting preliminary data; my immense curiosity in the representation of Muslim Malay women in the current media took me as far as binging on toxic levels of Malaysian online television recently. So in a way, this post will serve as an introduction to an analysis of the popular trends affecting Muslim Malay … [Read more...]

Ramadhan book club: Salam Maria

This was written by Cycads and was originally published at her blog.Since it’s Ramadhan, I thought it might be quite appropriate that I have a special religious feature in my feminist/Malay lit blog. So in today’s post I’d like bring to your attention a little known novel by Fatimah Busu, Salam Maria (or Hail Mary), published in 2004. Unfortunately it’s in Malay, and almost impossible to purchase even in Malaysia as many big-name book shops don’t stock it. But don’t let these be stumbling bl … [Read more...]


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